Friday, February 22, 2013

Financial Products News #2013 - 5
NASDAQ OMX to Launch Two New Indexes Effective Thursday, February 28, 2013

Markets Impacted:

  • All Markets

Data Feeds Impacted:

  • NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service (GIDS)

Contact Information:

What you need to know:

    Effective Thursday, February 28, 2013, NASDAQ OMX® will begin disseminating the following new indexes on the Global Index Data Service 2.0SM (GIDS 2.0SM):

  • Credit Suisse NASDAQ Silver FLOWSTM108 Price Index (Symbol: QSLVO)
  • Credit Suisse NASDAQ Silver FLOWSTM108 Total Return Index (Symbol: QSLVOTR)

What are the new Indexes?

The Indexes are a part of the Formula-Linked OverWrite Strategy (FLOWSTM) Index family, which was developed by Credit Suisse. Each Index within the family is designed to replicate a "covered call" strategy. Covered call strategies represent an approach to owning assets that offers higher yield than simply holding the asset except in cases when the asset increases above the call strike. The Silver FLOWSTM Indexes adopt this covered call strategy. The 108 Indexes select the Option that has the lowest listed strike price that is above 108% of the closing price of the Shares as of the Strike Observation Time on the Strike Observation Date.

How will the indexes be disseminated?

Effective Thursday, February 28, 2013, data recipients will receive real-time index information from the proprietary GIDS 2.0 data feed.

NASDAQ OMX® will identify the indexes via the following data elements in GIDS 2.0:

Instrument ID Instrument Name Currency Frequency FP Type Brand
QSLVO Credit Suisse NASDAQ Silver FLOWSTM108 Price Index USD "1S" "I" "PI"
QSLVOTR Credit Suisse NASDAQ Silver FLOWSTM108 Total Return Index USD "1S" "I" "PI"
  • Equities Summary (Message Type F): Disseminated at the end of the U.S. and European trading session to relay the summary of the current trading day's activity for an equity index.
  • Index Directory (Message Type R): Disseminated at the start of each day to relay basic index information.

Please note: NASDAQ OMX will not support an official Index Settlement Value at this time.

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About the NASDAQ OMX Group:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit